Friday, November 4, 2011

Picture Dodger! And The Halftone app

Today I was gonna share another awesome card with a "Thank You" theme but the actual card has taken a severe left turn from what I imagined so I am giving it another go and posting later.
But I will share this:
Picture Didger- GOTCHA!!!
Materials: DCWV turquoise graph paper (AAA! LOVE!), alphas from Glitz and Cosmo Cricket,  Little Yellow Bicycle word bubble (transparency I added a background to), Studio Calico rub-ons added stick side out, Smooch Black mist, Gauche Alchemy Red Mixed Media kit items, buttons from Sweet Tierney on Etsy.

I've written several stories on iPod photo apps- you can check those out in the resume page above. Then I found Halftone- or as I like to call it- the perfect marriage of new and old paper obsessions.
Faceless Halloween shots are now so much fun!
Back in my early 20s I was broke but spared what I could to buy comic books- specifically all "Batman" titles, anything with the name Neil Gaiman on it and "The Invisibles". I eventually gave up the comic habit but I've been looking for a way to add comic book quote bubbles to my photos ever since.
REALLY funny Dave! I am SO gonna get you back! COOL effect right? This photo was taken in almost complete darkness- the halftone pointillist comic print effect did the rest.
Well Halftone makes that super easy! It also has 12 different paper backgrounds, 9 different caption layout options,  6 different quote bubble designs, 21 different stamps (words like BAM! or Splash!) and over 20 fonts for your captions- it's amazingly powerful and can send a high rez version of your photo directly to other camera apps like or directly to your Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr accounts. Is that not fabulous? It is to me- I LOVE this thing!
Dignity and adult demeanor be darned! I'm having FUN! 
In also humming right along in my daily grace project.
Here are the last 2 days.
11.3.11 Grateful for helpful Abuelas and the smiles they inspire. 
11.4.11 Grateful for her feeling confident enough to leave...
yet always returning to take me along.
Muchos Smooches!


  1. awesome! been seeing these on FB. LOVE the page you've made for them! The red, yellow, turquoise, black and white is a WIN! Also love the coffee ring-style stain on the far-right photo. ALSO love Neil Gaiman :-)

  2. I am inspired. I love what you did for that layout. Love love love the coffee stain stamp. How did you do that? Looks super cool. And I am envious of all the apps. I have an old boring phone, and shall for a long long time unless monthly service charges decrease dramatically.

  3. That is awesome!!!
    And I love your layout! To, to cool :)

  4. That layout is so great! Love that app too-I'll have to go look for that one!

  5. Love your layout and that is a super cool app! I will be looking it up! :)

  6. Great layout! I love the color combo
    And all the fab photos and details Michelle!

  7. this layout is AWESOME! it's so much fun and i really love that button... just yummy!

  8. Dude....what an awesome page!! I love it to bits! :) If I had a cell phone, I'd totally be downloading that app right

  9. Your layout is so cool! Love how you used the app and those darling photos! Totally fun and artsy page with the misting and paintwork! :)

  10. That layout rocks !!! I love the energy it has...very cool.:) I that app needs to be on my phone asap! (do you get a percentage for promoting it so awesomely?;)

  11. This is FANTASTIC! You are such an inspiration!

  12. Love that comic book page! Fantastic design and the coffee stain is a perfect touch!

  13. THIS IS SO AWESOME! SHWAMO!You are really making me want an IPhone! IPod touch can do this too correct? hmmm. Thanks for linking and showing your project some love :)


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